June 12, 2018

Aviatrix launches hosted service to compete with Cisco, VMware

The launch aims to allow customers to scale and migrate workloads from on-premise sites to virtual private clouds.

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Cloud networking provider Aviatrix have launched Aviatrix Hosted Service in a bid to build and manage virtual private cloud (VPC) networks across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) public cloud environments. With this launch, Aviatrix seeks to allow customers to scale and migrate their workloads from on-premise sites to virtual private clouds through a software-defined centrally managed controller.

According to Aviatrix, organizations are looking for simpler ways to automate and configure the deployment of gateways in their own environments. They say that businesses are looking for platforms that support global transit as well as virtual private networks.

By launching their hosted service, Aviatrix say that they will be providing organizations with a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) like tool to automate and configure their own environments. They say that this approach will accelerate the migration of workloads from on-premise to private cloud for Amazon, Google and Microsoft customers.

Speaking about the launch, Steven Mih, CEO of Aviatrix said:

Even using a public cloud vendor’s console—which makes it straightforward to build compute and storage in the public cloud—VPC networking has remained complex, especially as the number of VPCs grow from single digits to many hundreds across the globe.

Using our hosted service, it takes less than 10 minutes, and requires no serious networking expertise, to deploy and securely connect a large number of VPCs. It’s your central console for all things networking.

Industry experts opine that this launch will put competitors like Cisco and VMware on alert since organizations require advanced solutions that allow them to orchestrate their cloud environments through a centrally managed system. Explaining this, Simon Richard, Research Director at Gartner, commented:

As enterprises require more advanced public cloud networking, centrally managed, cloud-native solutions like Aviatrix leverage the cloud providers’ native networking and security services such as peering and security groups, while augmenting those core services with classical network constructs.

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